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The Liverpool UnderworldCrime in the City, 1750-1900$
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Michael Macilwee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316999

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317064

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Protest, Riot and Disorder

Protest, Riot and Disorder

(p.69) Six Protest, Riot and Disorder
The Liverpool Underworld
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the history of protests and riots in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains that a great deal of disorder in the eighteenth century involved the activities of the press–gang and argues that it was the tension between the press–gang and the town's seafaring community that helped forge Liverpool's spirit of rebelliousness and defiance. It describes some of the major riots and protests during this period, which include the Sailors' Strike in August 1775, the Burking Riots of 1832, and the Corn Law Riots of 1841.

Keywords:   protests, riots, press–gang, seafaring community, rebelliousness, defiance, Sailors' Strike, Burking Riots, Corn Law Riots

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